Dremel lesson

by brae  

Today, a friend stopped by to show me how to use the Dremel tool set I recently bought that included the Trio, a regular Dremel and a Multi-Max oscillating tool.  He showed me how to swap out the bits and did a few demonstrations on the things I do most.

We sanded with the Multi-Max oscillating tool to remove paint from a scrap.

We also sanded with the regular Dremel, first with rough die-cut scraps from the Heritage.  (Mutters to self about the time wasted on the shoddy Heritage wood I sanded by hand.  No need for any I told you sos about getting power tools sooner, thank you very much!)

I then tried the same bit on some laser cut wood.  It removed the black edge with little effort.  This will be so helpful for any future laser cut builds when I want to paint the wood a light color and need to remove this residue beforehand.

We cut off some strip wood with the regular Dremel using a cutting wheel.  We did try out the cutter from the Multi-Max oscillating tool, too...you can see the start of the cutting line in the above picture.

He had never used the Trio before, either.  :]  We cut a channel with the included bit, set to a controlled depth.  I can see this being so helpful with my wiring channels...at least the ones I put in before assembly.  The tool is rather large to use in small dollhouse rooms.

And, it all fits into this great bag that has plenty of room to also hold the additional accessories set from Mins.

Marvelous!!!  :D  It's good to have friends with know-how!

8 comments

Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]

My father told me he had an extra dremel somewhere in his collection ‘o’ tools that I could have. Now I am totally taking him up on it!!

12/15/12 @ 15:51
Comment from: April [Visitor]

Did the bag come with the set (I assume yes), it’s perfect! Sounds like you’re not having any buyers remorse.

12/15/12 @ 16:07
Comment from: brae [Member]

Yes, the bag came with the set. In fact, you open the outer box and pull out the bag. It’s all packed in there ready to go! The tools will do a lot for me and for $26.31 I can’t say it was too pricey. :))

12/15/12 @ 16:15
Comment from: Mins [Visitor]  

Woohoo! Check you out girlfriend!!
So glad you managed to get a good deal on the Dremel tools, I can’t wait to see what you do with them now… The world is your oyster! Just watch those precious fingers ok?
Merry Christmas to you and your family Brae, if I don’t get a chance to speak to you again before then :D
Hugs, Mins x

12/16/12 @ 21:34
Comment from: Q [Visitor]  

Awesome Deal (again!) and thanks for showing what you did in your intro too, I know when I first saw my scroll saw I was paralysed by the thought of touching it and also had a what the? feeling with the rotary tool. The more encouragement and ideas the better.

12/17/12 @ 00:41
Comment from: brae [Member]

Oh, yes, I plan to be careful. Cutting myself once with a regular blade is quite enough for me, thank you! :yes:

12/17/12 @ 08:06
Comment from: Evelyne [Visitor]

:) (I won’t say a word!….) &#59;)

A little advice, though: if / when you sand laser cut parts with dremel to remove the ‘burnt’ edge, be VERY careful not to sand too much. This is too EASY to do, believe me… And laser cut parts means precision. They might become too loose later…

12/23/12 @ 20:18
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thanks! :D The only laser edges I’d need to sand in order to paint a lighter color would be windows, doors and trims, all of which are surface pieces and not pieces that need to fit together. I had to paint the trims and windows for Baxter Pointe Villa close to five times in some spots since the black kept bleeding through.

12/24/12 @ 08:00


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